Summary: Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase catalytic domain
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Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase catalyses the covalent attachment of ADP-ribose units from NAD+ to itself and to a limited number of other DNA binding proteins, which decreases their affinity for DNA. Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase is a regulatory component induced by DNA damage. The carboxyl-terminal region is the most highly conserved region of the protein. Experiments have shown that a carboxyl 40 kDa fragment is still catalytically active .
Ruf A, Mennissier de Murcia J, de Murcia G, Schulz GE; , Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1996;93:7481-7485.: Structure of the catalytic fragment of poly(AD-ribose) polymerase from chicken. PUBMED:8755499 EPMC:8755499
Simonin F, Hofferer L, Panzeter PL, Muller S, de Murcia G, Althaus FR; , J Biol Chem 1993;268:13454-13461.: The carboxyl-terminal domain of human poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase. Overproduction in Escherichia coli, large scale purification, and characterization. PUBMED:8390463 EPMC:8390463
Ruf A, de Murcia G, Schulz GE; , Biochemistry 1998;37:3893-3900.: Inhibitor and NAD+ binding to poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase as derived from crystal structures and homology modeling. PUBMED:9521710 EPMC:9521710
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InterPro entry IPR012317
Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARP) are a family of enzymes present in eukaryotes, which catalyze the poly(ADP-ribosyl)ation of a limited number of proteins involved in chromatin architecture, DNA repair, or in DNA metabolism, including PARP itself. PARP, also known as poly(ADP-ribose) synthetase and poly(ADP-ribose) transferase, transfers the ADP-ribose moiety from its substrate, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), to carboxylate groups of aspartic and glutamic residues. Whereas some PARPs might function in genome protection, others appear to play different roles in the cell, including telomere replication and cellular transport. PARP-1 is a multifunctional enzyme. The polypeptide has a highly conserved modular organisation consisting of an N-terminal DNA-binding domain, a central regulating segment, and a C-terminal or F region accommodating the catalytic centre. The F region is composed of two parts: a purely alpha-helical N- terminal domain (alpha-hd), and the mixed alpha/beta C-terminal catalytic domain bearing the putative NAD binding site. Although proteins of the PARP family are related through their PARP catalytic domain, they do not resemble each other outside of that region, but rather, they contain unique domains that distinguish them from each other and hint at their discrete functions. Domains with which the PARP catalytic domain is found associated include zinc fingers, SAP, ankyrin, BRCT, Macro, SAM, WWE and UIM domains [ PUBMED:8016868 , PUBMED:15273990 , PUBMED:15561303 ].
The alpha-hd domain is about 130 amino acids in length and consists of an up-up-down-up-down-down motif of helices. It is thought to relay the activation signal issued on binding to damaged DNA [ PUBMED:8755499 , PUBMED:14739238 ]. The PARP catalytic domain is about 230 residues in length. Its core consists of a five-stranded antiparallel beta-sheet and four-stranded mixed beta-sheet. The two sheets are consecutive and are connected via a single pair of hydrogen bonds between two strands that run at an angle of 90 degrees. These central beta-sheets are surrounded by five alpha-helices, three 3(10)-helices, and by a three- and a two-stranded beta-sheet in a 37-residue excursion between two central beta-strands [ PUBMED:8755499 , PUBMED:14739238 ]. The active site, known as the 'PARP signature' is formed by a block of 50 amino acids that is strictly conserved among the vertebrates and highly conserved among all species. The 'PARP signature' is characteristic of all PARP protein family members. It is formed by a segment of conserved amino acid residues formed by a beta-sheet, an alpha-helix, a 3(10)-helix, a beta-sheet, and an alpha-helix [ PUBMED:15561303 ].
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|Molecular function||NAD+ ADP-ribosyltransferase activity (GO:0003950)|
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The members of this clan all represent ADP-ribosylating catalytic domains. The structurally conserved regions are located at the NAD binding region . According to SCOP, the ADP-ribosylation domain is thought to have an "unusual fold".
The clan contains the following 23 members:ADPrib_exo_Tox ADPRTs_Tse2 Anthrax-tox_M Arr-ms ART ART-PolyVal AvrPphF-ORF-2 DarT Diphtheria_C Dot_icm_IcmQ DUF2441 DUF3990 DUF952 Enterotoxin_a Exotox-A_cataly NADase_NGA PARP Pertussis_S1 PTS_2-RNA RES RolB_RolC SidE_mART TNT
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|Seed source:||Bateman A|
|Author:||Bateman A , Griffiths-Jones SR|
|Number in seed:||27|
|Number in full:||12749|
|Average length of the domain:||169.6 aa|
|Average identity of full alignment:||21 %|
|Average coverage of the sequence by the domain:||21.45 %|
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build method: hmmbuild -o /dev/null HMM SEED
search method: hmmsearch -Z 61295632 -E 1000 --cpu 4 HMM pfamseq
|Family (HMM) version:||23|
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For those sequences which have a structure in the Protein DataBank, we use the mapping between UniProt, PDB and Pfam coordinate systems from the PDBe group, to allow us to map Pfam domains onto UniProt sequences and three-dimensional protein structures. The table below shows the structures on which the PARP domain has been found. There are 828 instances of this domain found in the PDB. Note that there may be multiple copies of the domain in a single PDB structure, since many structures contain multiple copies of the same protein sequence.
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AlphaFold Structure Predictions
The list of proteins below match this family and have AlphaFold predicted structures. Click on the protein accession to view the predicted structure.